Wages, Overtime & Commissions Blogs

Lebau & Neuworth Scores Overtime Class Action Win

Lebau & Neuworth recently persuaded the federal court in Maryland to grant a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action (a type of class action) for current and former in-home caregivers who worked for Visiting Angels in Maryland. The case, Njoroge et al. v. Primacare Partners, applies to all current and former in-home caregivers employed by a Maryland Visiting Angels franchise at any time from February 22, 2019, to the present.

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Minimum Wage Increase in The District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.’s minimum wage increased from $15.50 to $16.10 per hour for non-tipped employees and its base minimum wage for tipped employees went up from $5.05 to $5.35 per hour.

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BIG WIN FOR MARYLAND WORKERS: Wages Required for Employer-Required Activities Before or After Work

Maryland’s highest court has held that Maryland workers are entitled to get paid for some employer-required tasks performed before and/or after work.

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Lebau & Neuworth Fights & Wins for Home Aides, Companions & Caregivers

Home healthcare aides, caregivers and companions often are victims of unlawful wage practices. But Lebau & Neuworth attorneys have a dedicated history of representing these workers to get the pay owed to them.

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Federal Wage-Hour Law Expanded to Include Overtime ‘Gap’ Claims

Recently in Connor v. Cleveland County North Carolina, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, of which Maryland is part, held that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows claims for unpaid straight-time wages in weeks when an employee works overtime hours.

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Maryland’s 'Equal Pay for Equal Work Law' adds Anti-Retaliation Amendment

New amendments to Maryland’s Equal Pay For Equal Work Law went into effect on October 1, 2020.  Among other things, the law prohibits employers from paying employees of a certain sex or gender identity less than other employees because of their sex or gender identity.

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Tech Giant IBM Can’t Defraud Salesperson by Capping Commissions

A salesperson’s claims against the tech giant IBM were reinstated recently by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals -- despite language in the commission plan document that stated IBM reserved the right to adjust the plan’s terms.

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Employers Can’t Avoid Overtime Wages by Playing Dumb

Recently in Richardson et al. v. Alliance Residential Company, the U.S. District Court for Maryland was asked to review and clarify its ruling in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) case.

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New Overtime Rule could Benefit 1.3-Million White-Collar Employees

A final rule recently announced by the DOL changes the minimum salary requirement for white-collar employees who are exempt and need not be paid overtime for workweeks in which they work more than 40 hours.

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Unpaid Damages in Overtime Cases can Amount to Three Times What is Owed

Maryland and federal laws require the prompt payment of overtime-eligible employees – and the consequences for employers that fail to do so can be severe.

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